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DPRK FM: Trump declares war
    2017-September-27  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

U.S. President Donald Trump has “declared a war” on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the country’s top diplomat said in New York on Monday.

“Last weekend, Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn’t be around much longer. He declared a war on our country,” Ri Yong Ho, the DPRK foreign minister, told reporters.

“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to take countermeasures, including the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country,” Ri said.

On Saturday, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts flew in international airspace over waters east of the DPRK, the Pentagon said.

“This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown” off the DPRK’s coast in the 21st century, said the Pentagon, adding that the move underscored “the seriousness with which we take DPRK’s reckless behavior.”

However, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday reassured Americans that Trump did not actually declare war on North Korea via tweet. Trump said in a tweet Saturday that North Korea “won’t be around much longer” if it keeps intimidating America.

“We’ve not declared war on North Korea,” Sanders said. “And frankly the suggestion of that is absurd.”

In his first speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 19, Trump threatened that the United States “will have no choice than to totally destroy” the country unless Pyongyang refrains from its nuclear tests and missile launches.

Trump also signed a new order to ramp up sanctions on the DPRK on Sept. 21.

In response, DPRK’s top leader Kim Jong Un vowed to retaliate, saying Trump “will face results beyond his expectation.”

“I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue,” Kim was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency as saying in a statement released Friday.

Kim also accused Trump of uttering “unprecedented rude nonsense that one has never heard from any of his predecessors,” saying the threat to “totally destroy” a sovereign state has gone beyond the limit.

(Xinhua)

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